With a wide variety of species to choose from and the ability to reserve a date that works with your schedule, anytime workshops are a great fit for most people. You also get the benefit of a one-on-one teaching experience that allows you to get exactly what you want from your time with me. Spend as little or as much time with me as you would like with my simple and flexible hourly pricing and with my guarantee if you don’t see the target species you wanted you can join me again for no extra fee to get the target species. Choose the season below to see what species are available and new ones are always being added so if you don’t see what you would like please check back or send me a message with your request. I look forward to having you join me in the field.
You will choose a species to target during your workshop, if you are unsuccessful at seeing (or getting good looks) at the target species you can schedule another workshop at no additional fee for the same species. Only if that species is no longer available you may choose another species to target.
$65/hour (minimum 2 hours)
$30 deposit to reserve your spot
Scheduling based on my availability and the best time to photograph the target species
I’ve created a series of codes that are attached to every workshop that helps describe what to expect with each workshop. Below are the details of the codes but you can also click on each code when viewing the workshop and it will show you the details of that code. If on mobile when you tap a workshop code to view it larger there will be a small dot on the bottom right, tap that to view the details.
Light walking, or staying in one general area, the terrain will be easy and manageable and there will be no getting really dirty. Also great if you have any mobility issues like laying or crouching down, this workshop should be fun and easy for you.
Possible longer walks and hiking, birds may also be a more difficult to photograph subject, especially if in flight, I’ll be making you work a little harder on these workshops and if you have any mobility issues this may be tough but please contact me to discuss.
This is the most difficult level of workshop with me, I’ll be pushing you to get uncomfortable, get dirty, muddy or even wet, whatever it takes to get the shot. Of course I will never ask you to do anything you really don’t want to and you will always be in control of what you are comfortable doing. If you have any mobility issues this level of workshop is likely not the best fit but feel free to discuss it with me.
Use of a monopod is recommended but not required. Monopods can be nearly as stable as tripods but provide more flexibility and quicker deployment if we will be on the go.
I don’t often use a tripod but for this workshop it should work great and if you are most comfortable using a tripod to get good results for yourself then please be sure to bring one with you.
We will be shooting on ground or water level, it’s all about getting low, low, low and the ground pod is a great support to do that. If you lens is not that heavy then you can likely hand hold at these low angles.
We will be walking around a little bit but nothing to strenuous or any great distance. A nice easy workshop for you!
We’ll likely be standing in one spot for a while, possible long periods of time. Be prepared to be on your feet for a few hours.
We’ll be laying down on our stomachs to get the low angle perspective that is ideal for this workshop. If there is just “Prone” attached to the workshop we’ll likely be laying in one spot or not moving much, if “crawling” is attached we will be moving around and staying low a lot, which can be physically demanding.
We’ll be crawling around and moving to get close to our subject but staying low to not scare them. We’ll likely be getting dirty, and it can be physically demanding to move around this way with your gear.
We’ll be hiking some decent distances with all our gear, you may even want to bring a drink or some food with you since we’ll be out shooting quite a bit. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear as well.
We’ll be hiking and climbing some slightly mountainous areas with decent changes in elevation. You should be in decent physical shape to join one of these workshops.
This location will be muddy and dirty, we’ll just embrace it and get messy to get the shot! I recommend bringing a change of clothes for the ride home so you don’t make a mess of your car. Either that or a big trash bag to sit on!
We’ll be walking, crawling and laying in the sand. I recommend wearing long pants and long sleeves as a few hours in the sand can be painful on the knees and elbows. It’s also recommended to use a cheap plastic rain sleeve on your camera to help protect it from sand (especially wet sand). They can be purchased for cheap on Amazon.
We’ll be laying in wet sand, mud, or where waves can possibly wash up on you, you will likely get wet and that will be fine. Some workshops I’ll even suggest we get directly in the water to either gain better perspective or just to get close to our subjects.
I’ll be either providing you with your own kayak or you will hop in mine to get where we will be shooting. We will likely not be shooting from the kayak but using it to gain access to more remote locations. If you have your own kayak you are more then welcome to bring it.
We’ll be working on proper settings and technique to properly capture birds in flight, one of the tougher styles of bird photography but has great action!